Asthma friendly laundry detergent and cleaning

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Hello,
I suffer from asthma and flaky dry skin.  
I would like to be kind to the planet, but I confess when I googled asthma friendly laundry detergent and cleaning products the prices of products were daunting.  
I would love to hear if someone has suggestions for products which don't break the bank. If the products are eco/green even better.  
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  • Savvy_Sue
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    I haven't done any comparisons or searched explicitly for asthma friendly stuff, but DH has eczema which can be very bad. He does also have asthma but that's less of an issue.

    Anyway, we now use Smol detergent https://smolproducts.com/ and they have just started offering a fragrance free option. Haven't tried any of their other products. I use white vinegar instead of fabric conditioner.

    The Old-Style board will have a huge range of hints for using white vinegar, lemons, bicarbonate of soda etc for cleaning ... 
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  • newlywed
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    Hi, I have eczema and mild asthma and also just switched from Persil to smol. I use their non bio and their fabric conditioner and so far it’s all been ok.

    It’s been a long time since I swapped fabric conditioner (been comfort pure for years after a reaction to lenor and bold).

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  • newlywed
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    Just one thing though, smol seems to be fine for most things, but synthetic fitness clothes seem to need a bit more than smol - cotton things have been totally fine - so i keep some persil as backup. 
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  • Savvy_Sue
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    newlywed said:
    Just one thing though, smol seems to be fine for most things, but synthetic fitness clothes seem to need a bit more than smol - cotton things have been totally fine - so i keep some persil as backup. 
    What have you found with synthetics and Smol? I'm a bit intrigued, and now wondering if I need to go back to the blue Smol to rid the washing machine of a musty smell ...  
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  • newlywed
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    Savvy_Sue said:
    newlywed said:
    Just one thing though, smol seems to be fine for most things, but synthetic fitness clothes seem to need a bit more than smol - cotton things have been totally fine - so i keep some persil as backup. 
    What have you found with synthetics and Smol? I'm a bit intrigued, and now wondering if I need to go back to the blue Smol to rid the washing machine of a musty smell ...  
    just that with synthetic running gear (and nothing else) even with 2 smol in my 9l machine… there was a bo whiff on the “clean” clothes, that went when I used persil non bio.  

    a lot of sports clothing says don’t use bio, especially wicking or waterproof fabrics.
    working on clearing the clutterDo I want the stuff or the space?
  • johnmartz
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    If you're looking for an asthma-friendly detergent, organic nuts natural laundry soap is a good choice. These soaps are one of the most eco-friendly has no side effects.
  • sue1871
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    I use eco eggs for all my washes, and they do a really good job. There's an initial outlay of course, but they pay for themselves soon enough.

    I still use fabric conditioner, but that's more for the scent.
  • theoretica
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    I use Ecover unscented - available in some supermarkets.
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  • annabanana82
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    I use an Eco egg, it was on offer in Tesco didn't expect too much from it but pleasantly surprised by it. 

    The egg was £6.50 and will do 70 washes. 
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  • annabanana82
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    I'm no longer impressed with the eco egg, one top that had my scent of perfume on it, did come out of the washer looking clean, however; that and the entire load came out smelling of said perfume.

    Granted, my laundry has never smelt better but I'm doubting the cleaning ability 
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